Monday, 22 December 2008

Cross-party unity can only go so far

With the credit crunch temporarily set aside as X-Factor fever grabbed the nation, it emerged that the mandatory collation government of Northern Ireland can’t make real change.
Despite the backing of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, representatives of all the political parties and the media, Eoghan Quigg was defeated in the X-Factor final.

Political wrangling was shunted off the headlines as acclaim was heaped on the Dungiven teenager despite his defeat.

But it then emerged that many local callers to the Simon Cowell backed show couldn’t get through to place their vote…had the Assembly not been going into recess, a debate on the X-Factor conspiracy would have followed swiftly!

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